Reselling digital goods violates copyright; another title in the ARL Statistics Collections; Oxford UP launches the Journal of Complex Networks; Wolters Kluwer Health enhances Sentri7; National Archives ebook celebrates opening of baseball season; and Acoustik app now available for the Nook.
Citing Wired.com InfoDOCKET reports that “a federal judge is declaring as unlawful a one-of-a-kind website enabling the online sale of pre-owned digital music files. ReDigi, which opened in late 2011, provides a platform to buy and sell used MP3s that were once purchased lawfully through iTunes.
The case weighed the so-called first-sale doctrine, the legal theory that people in lawful possession of copyright material have the right to resell it. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan, ruling in a suit brought by Vivendi’s Capitol Records, said the doctrine did not apply to digital goods.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Oxford University Press (OUP), UK, has announced the launch of a new journal, the Journal of Complex Networks. Professor Ernesto Estrada of the University of Strathclyde will serve as the editor-in-chief of the journal…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced several new enhancements to Sentri7, a web-based, enterprise-wide electronic surveillance application that helps hospital staff identify at-risk patients…”
Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives “tells the story of our national pastime through documents, photographs, audio, video, and other records preserved at the National Archives. It covers of the role of baseball during the two world wars, contract disputes, civil rights, equal access and opportunity on and off the playing field, the steroids era, the universal appeal of the game to players and fans, Presidential involvement, improvements to the sport, Little League, Spring Training, Opening Day, and celebrations along the way.” (Other free ebooks listed on this National Archives site include The Meaning and Making of Emancipation and Exploring the United States Constitution.)
No Shelf Required report that “Baker & Taylor… announced that library patrons who use Barnes & Noble’s … NOOK tablets can now borrow and download digital audiobooks directly to their devices using the popular Acoustik audiobook app…”